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Kudos to Colman McCarthy for expressing so eloquently what many of us have long thought about Supreme --Court Justice Antonin Scalia (NCR, April 8-21). So many people were brainwashed by this arrogant man that they failed to see the brutality under the surface and praised his self-proclaimed brilliance.

Like most other Catholic members of the Supreme Court, he supported capital punishment. He seemed to be totally lacking in charity toward his fellow human beings. This column should be spread far and wide so others in addition to NCR readers can understand what Scalia was about.

PATRICIA L. MOORE

Los Angeles

Colman McCarthy's article on Justice Antonin Scalia's embarrassing (to the Christian Gospel) tenure on the Supreme Court points out how we fail to allow God to work through us for the common good. How many of us Catholics (also those still on the court) have failed to serve the poor and our democratic experiment?

We have come a long way from the Inquisition, but the six, now five, Catholic members of our high court have not highlighted the Gospel message nor the spirit of democracy in decisions.

Pope Francis has come at the right time to call for "mercy" as the touchstone of our world.

SYLVESTER BRETSCHNEIDER

Philadelphia

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Moore, Patricia L.; Bretschneider, Sylvester
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 6, 2016
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